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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 27th, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Trainer
alternate

You can also drive down I-95 for no tolls. The traffic can be heavy but early morning on weekends is usually not too bad. It also goes right to the port. From Orlando (MCO) airport just go east...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 27th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By Trainer
Quick renewal

Efficient! I mailed renewal forms and old passports on June 14 and got the new ones today, June 27. I did pay a couple of dollars for the return by express mail, but not the expedited processing. I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 26th, 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,239
Posted By Trainer
special martini

Try Lemon Drop Martini. It's lemonade for adults and is very nice on a hot day.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises June 18th, 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By Trainer
Good timing

You are smart to go in October. First, the weather will not be so hot and therefore less tiring. Second, the crowds will be somewhat lighter so getting around is less stressful.
If you take bus...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 9th, 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,798
Posted By Trainer
Good time, good ship

My adult daughter and I were on the May 26 Vision cruise to Cozumel and Honduras. We had a fine time with nice service. Our main dining room server was Adonis and he was probably the best I've had...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 6th, 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,775
Posted By Trainer
Wink Sailed May 26, 2014

I was on this sailing of the Vision to Honduras and Cozumel. I thought the re-furbished ship looked wonderful and the staff was helpful and pleasant. I do most of my drinking in the Diamond lounge...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 24th, 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Trainer
schedule to arrive

I usually park at a discount lot near the port, especially at Port Everglades. They suggest you arrive after 11 am as that way all the departers have left and the parking lot spaces are more...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 20th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Trainer
one more thing

It is suggested that you bring driver's license or similar state provided document. Sometimes ports will ask for a photo i.d. in addition to ship's sailing document (sign and sail, sea pass or such...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 19th, 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Trainer
Miami airport

I am not sure from your note which port you will sail from. But do try to avoid Miami airport at all costs. It is a nightmare with too many people, from all over the world, too little organization...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 16th, 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Trainer
snorkeling

But if you want to snorkel or dive, Bonaire is terrific. There is a small island called Kleine Bonaire, (Little Bonaire) that is a great spot. I'm not sure but there may be an excursion there,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 14th, 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Trainer
OMOTON cover

I use an OMOTON cover for my Kindle paperwhite. It comes in lots of colors, but the best thing is that it starts when you open it. It goes off when you close it. The battery charger slot and power...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 4th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Trainer
On sea pass

Yes. Answer to OP question.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 4th, 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Trainer
Aft balcony

We were on the Brilliance a couple of weeks ago and had an aft balcony on deck 7. It was great - deep balcony had two lounge chairs and was partly shaded most of the day. (I like the shade as I am...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 3rd, 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,756
Posted By Trainer
Solstice

Been on Solstice 4 times and sister ships in the class 3 more times!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 1st, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,159
Posted By Trainer
Not where it should be

Before leaving the ship on a Costa Maya excursion, I ask DH if he has the camera. Yep, he says, here's the whole camera bag, complete with extra batteries and card. We get on the bus and ride off. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,649
Posted By Trainer
Just off Brilliance

As the OP asked about Brilliance: I was on the Brilliance from April 12 - 17. Diamond Lounge was not crowded and we did not need vouchers. Very nice servers and Diamond host. We mostly drink...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 22nd, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By Trainer
Lived In Ocala

I lived in Ocala for more than 10 years and did many cruises out of Port Everglades. Although we sometimes drove the same day as the cruise, we often went down the day
before. The main reason as...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Trainer
Not a cure for this problem: I prefer those safes...

Not a cure for this problem: I prefer those safes that use a number combination. Either of you could then use the safe. For this issue, try using a gas or dept. store card and then
leave it in a...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,620
Posted By Trainer
Robes already there

Even on our recent 5-night Brilliance cruise robes were waiting for us. They had nicer C&A color logos than usual. Once in a while on other trips the steward has said the robes would be arriving...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 19th, 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Trainer
Brilliance Aft

Just came off the Brilliance. Had 7674 aft cabin. Really liked it and the balcony was long enough that we had two lounge chairs instead of chairs. It was quiet and we had no problems at all. The...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 18th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 279,329
Posted By Trainer
Brilliance OTS 7674

Ship - Brilliance
Deck - 7
Stateroom # -7674
Stateroom Category – Balcony
Starboard or Port Side - Aft

Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – No noise noticeable

Was stateroom a...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 7th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Trainer
credit card minus cash

I always use a credit card to check in. I have found you need to be sure you have in hand the same card you checked in with, although it is possible to change it causes a delay.
One year I won...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 11th, 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Trainer
Mtd

If you have reservations for a set time, you just show up and take whatever table you are given. You probably will have a different set each night. When you find a wait staff team you like, then you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 27th, 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,727
Posted By Trainer
prepaid, not MTD

You can pre-pay your tips even if you have traditional (set time) dining. I know this because I just did it on my upcoming cruise. I like to do this so my on-board account total
is lower, as it...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 26th, 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By Trainer
Snow birds and insurance

Here in Florida, we have many people who are "snow birds" that is they only live in their
Florida homes in the winter and then return to 'home' in the north for summers. I've never asked, but...
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